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City's Addis Ababa OSC raises £2,000 for charity

City's Addis Ababa OSC raises £2,000 for charity
The Addis Ababa Manchester City Official Supporters Club have raised £2,000 for charity.

The branch, which was founded in 2018, has pulled together to raise money for the Charity Association for the Destitute, Tesfa Addis Parents Childhood Cancer Organization and Abandoned People, and most recently, Ethiopia’s Red Cross appeal.

With 55 members, the OSC brings together fans from all across Ethiopia to watch and play football, and uses the power of football to aid social change.

The branch hosted three charity events - the first in April 2019 at the Charity Association for the Destitute and Abandoned People, in which members were able to raise and donate to the organisation 50,000 ETB (£740).

The second event was held at the Tesfa Addis Parents Childhood Cancer Organization - a NGO which assists children with cancer by providing shelter and medicine (along with a parent) until their treatment in Addis Ababa Black Lion Hospital is concluded.

The Addis Ababa OSC were able to raise and donate 30,000 ETB (£440) to TAPCCO in November 2020, and conducted their third annual charity program in April this year, selling raffle tickets to raise another 50,000 ETB for the Ethiopia Red Cross Society, helping those who have recently become homeless.

Following the event, the branch gathered to watch City's thrilling Premier League clash with Liverpool together, in deserved celebration of their efforts.

Reflecting on the branch's incredible work, General Secretary Elias Worku said: "The Addis Ababa branch of the Official Supporters Club was founded in 2018 to bring together City fans from all across Ethiopia and now has 55 members.

"Since then, we have organised events where our Club members watch City games together. Furthermore, we are playing football with other City fans and forming great bonds.

"Most importantly to us, by assisting our community, we are fulfilling our social responsibility whilst representing the Club.

"Following our latest charity program, we all went to see the Manchester City vs. Liverpool match at our regular location: Tryst Addis. It was a lively event with plenty of enthusiastic supporters!"

Well done to all involved.

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